Prior to the game, the Hurricanes and PNC Arena held a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. Fans were asked to bring paint, solvents, aerosols, acids, batteries, propane tanks, fluorescent lights and other household items for responsible recycling. Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore was on hand at the event to greet fans and distribute entry forms for fans dropping off recycling items. Those fans were entered to win one of two autographed green jerseys that the team wore during its pregame warmup.
“The amount of material collected and the great turnout is just another illustration of the team’s and this community’s commitment to the environment,” said Hurricanes Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Jim Ballweg.
The event yielded 1,392 pounds of household hazardous waste. The items collected included 85 pounds of aerosols, 468 pounds of latex paint, 572 pounds of oil-based paint and 105 pounds of batteries.
“We are proud to continue our ‘Go Green Night’ collaboration with the Carolina Hurricanes,” said Bayer CropScience President and CEO Jim Blome. “It fits perfectly with Bayer CropScience’s commitment to sustainability and leaving a better world.”